My boys spent the better part of an afternoon playing with a drain hole. Not with toys, not bouncing in around in the shaded float I bought for my one year old, but pouring water into a drain hole and removing the cover. And they were absolutely delighted by it. A simple activity. Two brothers. Nothing but smiles and giggles.
Here's the thing. I want to bottle up that joy. That contentment over something so small and mundane, and store it forever.
"Let all the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."